Hobart Introduces EZ-TIG 165i Welder

Hobart’s EZ-TIG 165i is heralded as the quickest and easiest AC/DC TIG welder to set up and use, the company says. Designed for first-time welders, this affordable TIG welder features a unique single-knob control to make welding steel, stainless and aluminum easier.

Features include a simple three-step interface: power up, select material and set thickness range, and it offers an infinitely adjustable amperage range of 10 to 165 amps (150 amps at 20% duty cycle), to weld 22-gauge to 3/16-inch material.

Built with inverter technology, the EZ-TIG 165i is portable at 50 pounds. The welder connects to 230 V, one-phase power using the attached standard 6-50P three-prong plug and needs only a 25-amp circuit breaker to produce its full welding output of 165 amps (150 amps at 20% duty cycle).

The welder comes with a remote foot control and Legacy 17 Weldcraft TIG torch (fingertip amperage control sold separately). Together, the EZ-TIG 165i delivers a stable arc and positive high-frequency arc starts, making it easier for beginners to achieve good results.

Available through farm/ranch and hardware/tool retailers in the U.S. and Canada, the EZ-TIG 165i MSRP is $1617, but prices will vary by retailer.

For more information, visit Hobart’s EZ-TIG 165i product page.

KITPLANES Editor Mary Bernard began her career in aviation journalism in 1998 and has worked in publishing for more than 15 years.

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